July ignites our imaginations, and we're exploding with content in this issue of Badger Voice. Along with breaking campus news, we're going aerial with an alumnus from the UW Med Flight and shining a light on Shakespeare's enduring legacy. The UW has a lot of bright spots this summer, so let's get right to the show!
Through their businesses and charitable works, in their professions and volunteer activities, UW alumni are improving communities around the nation. This year, WAA and its chapters are honoring 19 graduates with Badger of the Year Awards, highlighting the power of a UW education to shape the world. Do you know a young alum who deserves recognition? Nominations are open for Forward under 40 Awards.
Abe has seen a lot of changes during his 100-plus years on top of Bascom Hill. But thanks to a spirited, time-lapse video, you don't have to wait nearly as long to see what's been going on around the Bascom Hill and State Street areas.
Go Big Read, the UW's common-reading program, selected Malala Yousafzai's book, "I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban." And this fall, Shiza Shahid, who works with Yousafzai in helping to educate more than 600 million girls, will be the keynote speaker at the program's signature event.